GWERU – MDC Alliance Parliamentarians based in rural constituencies have pledged their allegiance to Nelson Chamisa following a Supreme Court judgment that has threatened tearing the party apart after declaring Thokozani Khupe President.
The confirmation also comes as part of the vetting process under which the party is going through as a way to establish those who have since jumped ship to join forces with Khupe who is receiving back up from ‘sellout stewards;’ Douglas Mwonzora and Morgen Komichi.
The vetting process has however been criticized as weak as it involves Provincial chairpersons gathering meetings to which anyone who fails to avail him/herself without a valid apology is quickly suspected to be working with Khupe.
The meetings are also being held across all structures amid the Covid-19 pandemic induced lockdowns.
A document in possession of CommuTalk, 81 MDC Alliance MPs cited have argued that the Supreme Court judgment was made over MDC-T and not MDC Alliance.
They also said they are “…baffled and disillusioned by the collusion of Speaker of Parliament and President Senate on one hand, and Mwonzora on the other hand in recalling MDC Alliance MPs Prosper Mutseyami, Thabitha Khumalo, Charlton Hwende and Senator Lillian Timveous.”
“Now therefore as MDC Alliance MPs for rural constituencies declare our allegiance to MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa and his entourage duly elected at the May 2019 congress in Gweru.
“Dissociate ourselves completely from Mwonzora, Komichi and their associates as they have voluntarily and willingly ceased to be members of MDC Alliance and have joined MDC-T under Thokozani Khupe,” further reads the document.